Sunday, August 3, 2008

This Shabbat in Lawrence

Here are the details of the program taking place iy"h this Shabbat of August 9 at Beth Sholom in Lawrence, NY.

Shabbat morning (about 10:45am): "The Animal Kingdom in Jewish Thought"
Shabbat afternoon at 5 PM: "The Making of a Controversy"

The program is sponsored by Mina & Mayer Penstein in memory of his father Abraham Penstein a"h.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Point of interest in this weeks Parsha I think it is the Tur On Devarim says that the Name of the places mentioned in the Torah are Named after the Animals that where native too it!!!

e said...

Is this a zechus for Abraham penstein z"l? to talk about the "making of a controversy" in shul? Why not spout your kefirah in Temple Bethel El, l'illui nishmas "rabbi" Laura goldberg or some other reform kofer? The rabbis were right to ban your books. crawl into a hole and start doing teshva!

e said...

Wow. I'm really surprised. I thought you wouldn't post my obnoxious comment.

The Zoo Rabbi said...

Why wouldn't I post it? It only reflects badly on you, not me. You don't even know what I spoke about! Actually, I defended the Gedolim's approach to my books, and did so much more effectively than anyone else had done. It's always intriguing to me that I am able to speak respectfully about my opponents, while people such as yourself often stoop to coarse insults.

The Zoo Rabbi said...

By the way, why don't you post comments under your real name?

e said...

Really? You defended your opponents? You couldn't have defended them too well, or else you'd stop writing and selling your books.

Yep, there's no doubt that you stand for reason, truth, and justice in a world gone mad and reverting to fundamentalism.

e said...

I don't post under my own name, because then I wouldn't be able to push people's buttons with obnoxious comments like the one above. Yes, I admit that it's a juvenile pleasure to rile people up pointlessly, but it's a pleasure I like to indulge in every now and then. (You didn't get riled up. Thumbs up to you).

Anyhow, I'm not really anonymous. In the blogs that I comment on regularly, I'm known as "e."

The Zoo Rabbi said...

because then I wouldn't be able to push people's buttons with obnoxious comments like the one above. Yes, I admit that it's a juvenile pleasure to rile people up pointlessly, but it's a pleasure I like to indulge in every now and then.

All in the name of defending the Gedolim, Torah-true Judaism, and fulfilling the ratzon Hashem, eh?

e said...

On a serious note, how did you defend you opponents, those backwards, head-in-the-sand, anti science and anti free inquiry fundamentalists? Was it along the lines of "they mean well, but they're wrong"?